A grey weekend
I have started my winter basics. These fabrics arrived from Tessuti on Wednesday. I washed them Wednesday night, cut them Thursday and sewed them Friday and Saturday.
1. I copied this shirt from a Country Road t-shirt that I bought a few years ago. I like the raglan sleeve cut. It is a swing-style tee, but there is more an illusion of fullness rather than actual fullness, with gathers only at the centre front and sleeves. I also like that the yoke width varies...narrow at the sides, moderate at the front and deep at the back. The sleeves and bottom are not hemmed. Instead, a coverstitch is sewn around the circumference, about an inch from the bottom. I can't tell you what the fabric is, because the one I wanted wasn't in stock, and Catherine just selected one for me. It is very light, which is perfect for this style, but it isn't super-soft.
2. The organic smoky cotton / elastane used for this t-shirt is super-soft and stretchy. I used my own t-shirt draft.
3. I made this tank dress from leftovers from the leggings fabric, which was 160 cm wide. I wish I knew that I was going to take the leggings in a tad, because I could have done with a smidge more around the hips.
4. I ended up modifying my leggings pattern to use the crotch seam from my Marfy jeans. They fit just about perfectly, maybe I could take them in a little above the knee and let them out a little around the calf. I put little zippers in the ankles. If I wanted to make treggings or jeggings, I now have a pattern...but ironically, if I had legs that would look good in treggings, then I wouldn't need to make my own pattern. I should be able to tell you what the fabric is, but yet again, I have misplaced the samples in the shamozzle that is my bedroom. It is a medium weight, stable knit with spandex. I have just worn them out for a few hours and they are warm and comfy with no sagging or bagging at the crotch or knee.
Now sadly, grey is not a colour that looks very good on me. I knew that before I started, but grey is so much more sophisticated then brown. To overcome this, I plan on wearing them with coloured accessories, coats and jackets. This is how I wore them today.